1. SOCIETY OF THE DIVINE WORD (SVD) (Feast Day – September 8)
The Society of the Divine Word is a religious Congregation of Priests and Brothers founded in Steyl, Holland, in 1875 by St. Arnold Janssen as a foreign missionary society whose members work "first and foremost where the Gospel has not yet been preached at all or only insufficiently and where the local church is not yet viable on its own". The principle object of the Society is the propagation of the faith in the mission. The Divine Word Missionaries conduct retreats, undertake pastoral work, distribute Catholic literature and help to promote the "Co- Missionary Apostolate" – a purely spiritual association to help Missionaries.
2 . SALESIANS OF DON BOSCO (SDB) (Feast Day – January 31)
| St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Thandla P.O., Jhabua Dt, M.P.
Fr. George Bhuriya SVD,
Fr. Basil D’souza SVD
| St. Mary's Church, Petlawad
Rupgard Road, Mahi Colony
Petlawad P. O.,Jhabua Dist, M. P.
Fr. Benjamin Ferdina SVD
| Mobile: 9926423370
| Rajeshwar Mandir ,
Jhabua Dt, M.P. 457777
Fr. Habil Lakara SVD
|Tel: 07390 - 275444
| Khrist Jyoti Mandir,
Meghnagar, Jhabua Dt, Pin: 457779, M.P
Fr. Joseph Jeerakathill SVD
Fr. Pious Cyriac SVD
| Khrist Jyoti Kendra (Pastoral Centre)
Meghnagar, Jhabua Dt.-457779, M.P.
Fr. Joseph Jeerakathil SVD
| St. Joseph's Church
Kodly P. O. 457773
Via Petlawad, Jhabua Dist, M. P
Fr. George Kochumurry
| Mobile: 9424096042
| The Church of Immaculate Heart of Mary
Catholic Church Thandla
P.O. Thandla, Dt., Jhabua., 457779, M.P.
Fr. Casmir Damor SVD
| Tel: ( (07390) 276360
Mobile: 9827605721, 9407193358
Founded by Don Bosco in 1864, they work with the firm belief that investment in youth-resource development is the only sure way to building up a better nation and a more humane world. Salesians are Catholic men and women who choose to live their baptismal calling in the spirit and style of St. John Bosco, the Friend and Father of Youth: called to be signs and witnesses of the Risen Christ, and active bearers of his love for the young after the example of Jesus the Good Shepherd.
Each member shares the responsibility for the mission to the young. Together, they use their gifts and talents to help the young encounter, celebrate and give witness to God who loves them all. Salesians are persons who want to dedicate their lives to the service of youth, especially the poor and marginalized. The Salesians fulfill their Charism in a variety of Apostolate: through educational institutions both formal and non formal, parishes, missions, youth centers, boardings, hostels, rural social development and centers for disadvantaged youth.
| Catholic Church Alirajpur
Behind Shivaji Marg, Alirajpur
Jhabua Dt. - 457887, M.P.
Fr. Stanny Fereira SDB
Fr. Blaise Fernandes SDB
Fr. Osborn Futardo SDB
Fr. Cyril D'Souza SDB
Fr. Glen Fernandes SDB
| Jyoti Bhavan Boys Hostel
Near Dilip Gate, P.O Box : 4
Jhabua - 457 661, M.P.
Fr. George Christopher Valentino SDB
Fr. Pratap Damor SDB
3. MISSIONARIES OF ST. FRANCIS OF DE SALES (MSFS ) (Feast Day - 24th January)
On 24th October 1838, feast of the Archangel of St. Raphael, the Congregation of the Missionaries of St. Francis De Sales was founded in Annecy, Savoy. The Feast of St. Francis De Sales is being celebrated all over on 24th January.
At present the Missionaries of St. Francis De Sales are rendering their services in India and abroad. There are nine provinces and two Mission Stations. (France-Suisse Province, English Province, Brasil Province, Nagpur Province, Pune, Visakhapatnam, South-west, North-East, East African Province). Mission Centres; Phillippines, and Chile.
4. THE MISSIONARY SOCIETY OF ST.THOMAS THE APOSTLE (M.S.T) (Feast Day - July 3 rd )
| Catholic Church
Neemuch Dt – 458441, M.P
Fr. Philip Meleparambil MSFS
Fr. Ignatius MSFS
Tel: (07423) 221778
The Missionary Society of St. Thomas the Apostle (MST) is a missionary institute of the Syro – Malabar Church. The purpose of the Society is mission "ad gentes" in India and outside. The MST was founded by His Excellency Mar Sebastian Vayalil, the First Bishop of Palai in concurrence with the Syro Malabar bishops and with the approval of the Holy See on 22 nd February 1968 at Melampara in the diocese of Palai. The Society, which began with 18 diocesan priests, has at present 267 priest members and 185 students in different stages of priestly formation. The MST has now three Mission Regions: Ujjain, Mandya and Sangli. The central administration of the society functions at Deepti Bhavan, Melampara, in the diocese of Palai. The MST has now her own Minor Seminary (Deepti College) started in 1969 at Melampara, Missionary Orientation Centre (Jeevan Jyoti) at Srirangapatana, Mandya; philosophy section of the Ruhalaya Major Seminary, started in 1986 and Theology section in 1997 in the diocese of Ujjain, M.P.
| Shamgarh Parish
| Catholic Church
Blessed Alphonsa Mission
Shamgarh – 458 883, M.P.
Fr. John Manjmattam MST
| Tel: ( 07425) 232799
|Nirmal Jyoti Special Vidalaya
|(School For Mently Retarded Children
108, Kotari Nagar
Fr. George Pottananikal MST
Fr. Binu MST
5. MONTFORT BROTHERS OF ST. GABRIEL (S.G) (Feast Day - 28 th April)
The Brothers of St. Gabriel are a part of the
worldwide Montfortain family founded by St. Louis
Marie de Montfor in France in the early years of
the 18th century. They became an autonomous
society in 1842. Ever since they have been
pioneers in the field of general education,
vocational training and the education for deaf and
Today the Brothers of St. Gabriel are working
in 31 countries in all the continents of the
world. There were three French Brothers arrived in
India in 1903 and began the sacred mission of
education. Now the brothers are running both
English and vernacular medium schools throughout
the country. In the beginning of the centenary
year of the arrival of the Brothers, there are six
provinces in India with 559 members. The Brothers
from 126 fraternal communities all over the
country are serving in 159 institutions.
Brothers are involved in general and vocational
education, providing training for deaf, the blind,
the aged and the orthopaedically handicapped,
fighting for the rights and development of
Tribals, Dalits and the urban poor by creating
harmony and peace among various religious and
social groups. In our quest to create a just and
fraternal society we are guided by our Founder Montfort's Motto: God Alone.
Jhabua Dt , M.P.
Bro. Varghese P.J. SG
Bro. John Minj SG
Bro. Raj Kishore SG
Bro. Binu Cherian SG
Tel: (07390) 275519
OF THE CATHOLIC APOSTOLATE (SAC) PALLOTTINES
(Feast -January 22)
Pallotti was born in Rome on 21st April, 1795,
ordained a Priest for the diocese of Rome in 1818.
As a Priest Vincent unfolded an incredibly
manifold activity in the city of Rome. Founded the
union of the Catholic Apostolate on 4th April,
1835. He died on 22nd January, 1850 and was
canonized on 28th January, 1963 by Pope John
XXIII. The main charism of the society is to
enkindle Love and Charity, to awaken the faith of
the Catholics and to make every Catholic aware of
his/her apostolic responsibilities ensuing from
this mission. In this effort anybody including the
diocesan clergy and the religious, collaborate
with the Pallottines and can become members of the
Pallottine Union. The Society of the Catholic
Apostolate is a core community of the Union of the
Catholic Apostolate and as such responsible for
the spirituality and apostolic effectiveness of
the whole union. The animation of the laity is a
very important expression of their Charism.
|St. Joseph's Church
Piplia , Jahbaua Dt
Pin: 457661 , M.P.
Fr. Sakhayidas Thazhathoppil SAC
Fr. Antony Lawrence SAC
OF GOOD NEWS (HGN) (Feast Day – March
Rev. Dr. Jose Kailett, with
his collaborators Rev. Fr. Thomas Alenchery, Rev.
Fr. K.V.Augustine and Rev. Fr. Mathew Kallikatt
founded the Heralds of Good News Missionary
Society in 1984, with the specific aim of
promoting vocations to priesthood, training them
and eventually sending out saintly and hardworking
missionaries to places wherever there is an acute
shortage of priests due to the lack of local
The foundation stone for the first
house of the Society at Kurukkuru were laid on
12th December 1984 and the first batch of students
were admitted in June 1985. In the mean time, more
priests, mainly from the dioceses of Eluru and
Vijayawada, joined the society. The Heralds of
Good News was erected as a Society of Apostolic
Life of the Diocesan right on 5th May 1991. The
Society was raised to the order of Pontifical
Right on 5th May 1999. At present it has 211
permanently professed members and 745 seminarians
at the different levels of formation.
missionaries are at present serving in Papua New
Guinea, South Africa, Italy, Guatemala, Uganda,
Holland, Tanzania, Kenya and the U.S.A. Besides
these they are also working in 22 dioceses in
India engaged in various apostolic activities.
Tirakala P.O, Mohankheda
Dhar Dt, Rajgarh – 454116, M.P
Fr. Louis Tigga
|Mobile: 8890257407, 9174629050